Ireland will phase out oil production but 'transitional' gas to stay

JUST two months after Ireland’s government killed off a piece of legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration and production, Ireland’s head of government Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivered a speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York pledging to phase out oil exploration.

Ireland will phase out oil production but 'transitional' gas to stay Ireland will phase out oil production but 'transitional' gas to stay Ireland will phase out oil production but 'transitional' gas to stay Ireland will phase out oil production but 'transitional' gas to stay Ireland will phase out oil production but 'transitional' gas to stay

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During his speech, the Irish prime minster said the Irish independent Climate Change Advisory Council had recommended exploration for oil should end, "as it is incompatible with a low carbon

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